A abstraction of the raw, fundamental qualities of masonry.


June 2016 | by A.

We paid a visit to the newly commissioned Vitra Schaudepot by Basel based Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron at Weil am Rhein. The brick clad building houses a permanent exhibition of over 7000 pieces of furniture from the Vitra collection, as well as the collection from the estates of Verner Panton and Charles & Ray Eames. We enjoyed the gabled detailing of the brick work, as well as the contemporary approach towards the design of the facility. As a huge fan of chairs in particular, I was awed by the diverse collection such as the Red & Blue chair (1917) by Gerrit Rietveld and the Lockheed lounge (1988) by Marc Newson. Vitra provides visitors to the Schaudepot with a very useful wifi-based guide that is accessible via a mobile device, highlighting key information as well as details on each of the pieces in the collection. Do also check out the Depot Deli managed by Brot & Pfeffer, adjacent to the Schaudepot. It's a good spot to grab a bite or a refreshing beverage.



Situated beside Zaha Hadid's Fire Station at the Weil am Rhein

the Schaudepot boasts one of the world’s largest permanent exhibitions and research facilities on modern furniture design.

Vitra Schaudepot

Charles-Eames-Strasse 2
D – 79576 Weil am Rhein
+49 (0)7621 702 3200

Mon–Sun: 10am–6pm
24 December: 10am–2pm